Growing up, I wanted to be an airline stewardess (they were called that back in the 80s) but after a rough flight from Seattle to San Francisco, I decided against it. I also toyed with the idea of being a massage therapist on a cruise line. I blame that on the fictional character Martine that I loved reading about at my small French elementary school. At some point, I must have realized that I wouldn't be able to pick my clients. Luckily, I had a knack for something that would lead me to my career.
|This was one of my favourite books as a child|
I've always loved working with kids. At first it was babysitting, then tutoring, teaching swimming lessons, working at a library, and volunteering in the pediatrics wing at my local hospital. I didn't connect with children the way I do now, I guess how could you when you are only a teenager yourself, but I really enjoyed being around them.
My dad was a high school teacher and I loved going into school with him on the weekend when no one else was around. It was magical. Sounds lame, no doubt, but it's the honest truth. It was like a secret club and I wanted to join. Once I got accepted in a Faculty of Education, I never looked back. I can't imagine doing anything else.